Automatic, a SiriusXM company, announced its release of the Connected Car Assistant (CCA) OBD adapter and app.
The free Automatic CCA app detects accidents with Crash Alert, sends emergency notifications, and diagnoses check engine light codes, among other things. Included are three years of Select Service for basic app functions and six months of Premium service, which includes features such as roadside assistance, parking tracking and real-time location and sharing.
Most vehicles model year 1996 or later can be transformed into connected vehicles by plugging the OBD compatible adapter under the dash, according to the company. No professional installation is needed.
The Connected Car Assistant is available for purchase for $100 from Automatic.com, Amazon.com, Best Buy and BestBuy.com, Crutchfield.com and CarToys.com, with additional retailers scheduled to carry it.